Dr Fiona South graduated from Murdoch University in 1994 and has worked here at Warwick Veterinary Hospital since it was established in 1997. In 2001 Fiona became the proud owner of our hospital.
Fiona had a country upbringing in Esperance, then Chidlow, but has never had a desire to be a farm animal vet. Instead, her passion lies with small companion animals and she has always worked in small animal practice in Perth. Having worked here and lived locally for so many years, Fiona has a close relationship with hundreds of local families and their pets. Though she enjoys consulting, she finds surgery particularly rewarding and enjoys orthopaedic as well as soft tissue surgery.
At home, Fiona shares her house with her husband Darren, two children, two Corgies, five cats, four birds and many fish. Having many pets is an occupational hazard in the veterinary industry!
In her spare time, Fiona is a bit of an artist and loves getting creative (she designed our Warwick Vet logo). Fiona loves spending time with friends and family and going to the gym. She is an active member of a local church and is involved with caring for street kids and others in crisis. This passion for community welfare is reflected in the many hours of volunteer work she does for animal charities.
Dr Liz Papasergio was born in Melbourne. She studied veterinary science at Melbourne University. After graduating in 1986, she worked in clinics in outer Melbourne then went on to work in Hobart. She travelled and worked in the UK for a couple of years. When she returned to Australia, she took some time off to raise her two children. Liz and her family have been in Perth for the last 10 years which is her husband’s home town.
We have been fortunate enough to have Liz working here since 2006. She enjoys all aspects of working at our clinic and has a special interest in reconstructive and soft tissue surgery. The power of the body for healing constantly impresses Liz, as does the trusting and uncomplaining nature of our loyal companions.
When Liz is not at work, she is usually very busy at home with her husband and teenage children. Reading is a special treat she enjoys once in a while and she does like to cook, (mostly for necessity but sometimes for pleasure! We also like it when Liz cooks, especially her famous lemon tart!) Her sewing machine is faithfully waiting for a time when she can get creative again with quilting, an interest she developed when she was at home with her babies.
Yoda is Liz’s unique feline friend with her special crazy meowing and general mischievous personality. Dandy, the rabbit enjoys destroying rose bushes and eating the passionfruit out the back of her garden.
Dr Magda Halladin graduated from Murdoch University in 2001, Since then she has worked in several clinics around Perth as well as Kalgoorlie, before joining us in 2013.
Magda was born in Poland, but came to Australia with her family when she was three years old. She grew up in the outback towns of Laverton and Kalgoorlie and also spent a year in New Zealand. She always wanted to be a vet, even drawing a picture of herself as one in a year 2 assignment!
Magda enjoys all aspects of being a vet, from being with pets and their owners in the consulting room, to working up complex medical cases and performing surgery. She loves the constant changing nature of the profession and keeping up with any new treatment techniques and procedures.
Magda lives at home with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Abby, her moggy Emily (who she rescued during her first year out as a vet). She also shares her home with her husband and two young children. In her (limited) spare time Magda enjoys keeping fit, cooking and getting into the great Perth outdoors with her family and friends.